Tag Archives: Future of Work

Black Teen Unemployment High During Coronavirus

The US Department of Labor released the employment numbers for July 2020.  The July jobs report showed non farm payroll went up by 1.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%. This reflects people returning to work as companies slowly reopened. … Read More…

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You Still Have to Excel in Your Virtual Internship

Kudos to you for landing a summer internship during this pandemic. In all fairness, we wouldn’t have held it against you if you had not. It has been a trying year and having to abruptly leave campus, many HBCU students did not even … Read More…

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Retail is Booming. Retail is Dying. Which is it and What Does it Mean for Careers?

On one hand some will say that retail is booming. Amazon, the online retail giant sought to hire 175,000 additional workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the latest 2020 jobs report showed that a total of 740,000 new retail jobs … Read More…

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Teaching Job Skills Employers Want With Digital Education

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has launched a new digital education initiative. The program officially titled “Technology Applications for Professional Success” is funded by Title III grants to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The project started off in a rather unique way … Read More…

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3 Ways to be Excellent at Work

In a recent conversation with an small business owner, the subject of workplace excellence came up. We were discussing organizational culture and the since she was getting ready to hire her first employees, she wanted to clarify what she meant when she talked … Read More…

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Company Perks for Employees to Stay

What company perks for employees, would make you love your employer even more?  Career Builder asked this in a recent survey and here were the things that 3900 employees said were important to them. Things that were most important to workers: Salary mattered … Read More…

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